In loving memory of

Kathryn Reinhardt
October 17, 1927 - July 11, 2020

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Kathryn Reinhardt, 92, passed away July 11, 2020 at Accura in Ames, IA. Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic concerns, a virtual funeral service will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, July 16, 2020 with a private graveside service to follow for immediate family at 1 p.m. in Latimer, IA.

Kathryn Marie (Meyer) Reinhardt was born to Fred W. & Meta (Barth) Meyer on October 17, 1927, near Latimer, IA. At the age of 3, her mother died of tuberculosis and she went to live with her grandparents, Rev. & Mrs. C.J. Barth, minister at Immanuel Church, and Aunt Mildred (Barth) Trager. Kathryn attended the Marion Center Country Grade School through the 8th grade. After Kathryn's grandparents died, she went to live with her father, who had married Margaret DeBour. They lived in Hampton, IA where Kathryn attended Hampton High School and graduated with the class of 1945. She attended Elmhurst College in Elmhurst, IL and graduated with the class of 1949; also known as "the 49ers". Her major was Music with a minor in English. Kathryn taught music at the Franklin Consolidated School in Latimer and Coulter School for 4 years.

While at Elmhurst, she met Ed Reinhardt of Okawville, IL. They sang together in Chapel Choir and later, he came to Iowa and worked on the new Franklin Consolidated School, which was being built in the early 50's. On August 30, 1953, Kathryn and Ed were married at Immanuel Evangelical Reformed Church; later known as United Church of Christ. They lived in Webster Groves, MO where Ed attended Eden Seminary. Kathryn taught music at a Richmond Heights, MO Grade School. After Ed's graduation from Eden, Ed and Kathryn served five different churches in Iowa, Michigan, and Minnesota. Kathryn was an organist and choir director in all five, when needed.

When Ed and Kathryn's children, Ann and Mark, were young, they enjoyed camping and traveling across the United States as a family. While in Hubbard, Kathryn learned to play bridge and golf. She also taught several macramé classes and enjoyed counted cross-stitch, but never did learn how to use a sewing machine. Kathryn was also an avid collector of Dept. 56, coffee cups, Lladro and Hummels. She retired in Faribault, MN and moved to Accura in Ames, IA in April, 2018.

Kathryn is survived by her children, Ann Reinhardt of Ames, IA, Mark (Maureen) Reinhardt of Neilsville WI, grandchildren Megan Henricks of Ames, IA Sydney Henricks of Ames, IA Nicole Reinhardt of Englewood, CO, Lauren Reinhardt of Nashville, TN, Ethan (Trissa) Reinhardt of Menomonie, WI, Luke Reinhardt of Neilsville, WI, and greatgrandchildren Christian and Finnly. Kathryn is also survived by her siblings, Marlan (Lavonna) Meyer of Hampton, IA, Margaret Ann Moffitt of Coolidge, AZ, Billy (Carol) Meyer of Gerome, ID, Charles (Madeleine) Meyer of Beaumont, CA, and David Meyer of Gerome, ID.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ed, her parents Fred and Meta, and siblings Dwight Meyer, and Janice Wright.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to Grandon Funeral and Cremation Care to be forwarded to Kathryn's family.

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Gordon and Shirley Clary wrote on Jul 17, 2020:

"May you rest in peace, dear Kathy. You and Rev Ed were perfect together. We loved you both. Many great memories of times spent together. God bless Ann and Mark and their families as they move forward . Sincere Sympathy!"

Henry Doyle wrote on Jul 16, 2020:

"Rest peacefully, Kathy, and rise majestically. Let perpetual light shine upon you, through God's grace and mercy. May God bless and lift up the hearts of your beloved family. With compassion, love, and prayers, Henry+ Father Henry Doyle Faribault, Minnesota"

Joanne Stoughton wrote on Jul 16, 2020:

"Kathy was the perfect pastor?s wife. Friendly, helpful and caring of all she met. And her organ playing ability was wonderful. She and Ed will always be remembered. Rev Joanne Stoughton"

Jan Bodin wrote on Jul 15, 2020:

"Your mom frequently attending worship with us. It always seemed she showed up when I was filling in on organ - something I knew nothing about. She was gracious and kind. I loved her laugh. So sorry for your loss. Pastor Jan Bodin"

Roger Wilkowske wrote on Jul 15, 2020:

"Realife Cooperative Housing of Faribault, MN wishes to offer sincere condolences to the family & friends of Kathryn Reinhardt on her recent passing. Kathryn & Ed were beloved members of Realife for many years and their memories will linger for many more. By Roger wilkowske, Secretary of the Realife Board of Directors, and purchaser of their apartment as well!"

Rosemary Matthews wrote on Jul 14, 2020:

"I share my thoughts and prayers with you. Kathryn was a wonderful, caring person. We will all miss her. ---Rosemary Matthews"

Charles Kniker wrote on Jul 14, 2020:

"To the Reinhardt family -- May the memory of your loved one be with you always. May you be comforted by God and the resurrection faith she and Ed had. While I didn't know them well, the few times we met, I was impressed with their genuine love and care for others. Their passion for camping and their influence on many was well-known. This is a time of loss -- a treasure. But their gifts to you and others will live on. Charles Kniker"